Psalm 64 (Common English Bible)

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Psalm 64

For the music leader. A psalm of David.

1 Listen to me when I complain, God! Protect my life from the enemy's terror! 2 Hide me from the secret plots of wicked people; hide me from the schemes of evildoers 3 who sharpen their tongues like swords. They aim their arrow—a cruel word— 4 from their hiding places so as to shoot an innocent person. They shoot without warning and without fear. 5 They encourage themselves with evil words. They plan on laying traps in secret. "Who will be able to see them?" they ask. 6 "Let someone try to expose our crimes! We've devised a perfect plot! It's deep within the human mind and heart."a 7 But God will shoot them with an arrow! Without warning, they will be wounded! 8 The LORD will make them trip over their own tongues; everyone who sees them will just shake their heads. 9 Then all people will honor God, will announce the act of God, will understand it was God's work. 10 Let the righteous rejoice in the LORD; let them take refuge in him; let everyone whose heart is in the right place give praise!
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